Telus (TU) Reports Q4 EPS of C$0.53

February 9, 2017 6:14 AM EST

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Telus (NYSE: TU) reported Q4 EPS of C$0.53, versus C$0.54 reported last year. Revenue for the quarter came in at C$3.3 billion, versus C$3.22 billion reported last year.

"TELUS delivered robust fourth quarter results reflecting strong revenue, EBITDA and subscriber growth across both of our wireless and wireline businesses," said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO. "Our exceptional team continued to demonstrate their ability to navigate successfully the competitive environment, delivering the best customer experience and shareholder value in the industry."

Mr. Entwistle added "TELUS built upon our track record of delivering industry-leading shareholder-friendly initiatives in 2016. Notably, we returned over $1.2 billion to shareholders in both dividends and share purchases and we are targeting another 7 to 10 per cent increase in dividends in 2017. TELUS has now returned approximately $14 billion to shareholders, including $8.7 billion in dividends and $5.2 billion in share purchases, representing $24 per share since 2004."

Mr. Entwistle further commented "As we look to 2017, TELUS is once again providing industry-leading revenue, EBITDA and dividend growth targets, highlighting the confidence we have in the entire global TELUS organization. These targets are representative of the ongoing excellence of our long-term strategy, reflecting the consistency, diversity and combined strength of both our wireless and wireline operating segments that underpin our shareholder-friendly initiatives."

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